Anna University Centre for Research

Centre For Research Anna University, Chennai

 

Frequently Asked Questions & Help
 
FAQ for Admission:
 
Title : Course equivalence
1) Question : I did my M.E./M.tech./M.Sc. in Private university. Whether I need to apply for course equivalency? Am i eligible for Phd in anna university?
 
Answer : If your course is already listed in the Annexure II (Full-time Regular Mode courses of the Universities)available in our website cfr.annauniv.edu, you need not apply for course equivalence. Otherwise you have to apply for course equivalency to the Director (Academic Courses), Anna University. Degrees obtained through distance/correspondence/week-end mode shall mandatorly apply for course equivalence.

Title : Does not fit into any category in Part-Time
2) Question : I am an applicant for Ph.D. (Part-time) Programme - in Anna University Chennai through online. Currently I am working for a private concern - and planning to do the part-time Ph.D. When I am applying through on-line, under Ph.D. Part-Time, attached job categories are listed. Can you please suggest which one I should select from this list.?
 
Answer : you must be in any of the given categories to do your Part-Time Ph.D read regulations, brochure etc., for eligibility if your organization is not recognized by anna university as R&D centre you cannot do a part-time phd

Title : Eligiblility for PhD
3) Question : I am working as Lecturer,Government Polytechnic. I have completed my PG[full time] from National Institute of Technology, Trichy. I have attached my P.G degree, Course completion certificate, Mark sheet with this mail. I am having a doubt that Am I eligible to apply for Ph.D under Anna University? ?
 
Answer : yes, you are eligible as per your qualification

Title : Faculty for the award of Ph.D.
4) Question : I completed my M.tech in Nanoscience and Technology and currently I am working as a JRF in the department of Physics and Materials Science.which is listed under Faculty of Science and Humanities. I plan to register for the Ph.D in the same department itself under the guidance of a professor who got his Ph.D in Science and humanities. On what name the Ph.D degree will be the awarded for me? *faculty of technology* or * faculty of science and humanities?*?
 
Answer : the award of the degree depends on the faculty to which your Post Graduate degree belongs nothing to do with the department in which you are working or your supervisor belongs

Title : Faculty of other University-part-time-PhD
5) Question : I am interested in part time research program Presently working as Assistant Professor in a private University. The list of research institutions in Annexure I does not contain my university. Please let me know if I am eligible to apply under Part time category?
 
Answer : our regulations do not permit us to recognize other educational institutions as R&D centres so you will be eligible only for a full-time Ph.D.

Title : Faculty of other university-part-time-phd
6) Question : i am currently working as faculty in private univeristy , whether I am eligible for applying part time Ph.D. in Anna University?
 
Answer : No. Regular faculty members working in self-financing engineering colleges affiliated to this university and the Regular employees of recognized R&D centre of this University are only eligible for part-time Ph.D. programme.

Title : Full-Time PhD
7) Question : I would like to apply for Full Time Ph.D Programme. Is it necessary to fix the supervisor and get his/her consent??
 
Answer : yes, your supervisor has to sign on the printed application form,without which your applications will be rejected

Title : Gate-Qualified-exemption-from-written test
8) Question : It is mentioned in the PHD brochure that candidates qualified in National Eligibility test are exempted from the written test.I have qualified in GATE. Does it come under the national eligibility test? If yes am i exempted from the written test? Is there any stipend for GATE qualified? ?
 
Answer : Information on the same will be notified while announcing test/interview schedule. There is no stipend for GATE qualified. once you get through the process, you may try some fellowships as appropriate.

Title : How to choose a supervisor
9) Question : how will i find out a research guide . can i contact university departments directly? ?
 
Answer : Recognized supervisor working in the recognized department of this University shall only act as a supervisor. list of recognized supervisors with their addresses and he list of recognized department are given on the website cfr.annauniv.edu , you may check there for research guidance and get his/her consent, there are few details in the application form, which are to be filled only by your supervisor

Title : Joint-Supervisor
10) Question : I am working in private Engineering college. my guides name is in the supervisor list. but his/her working department is not a recognized research department. Can you tell me how i put my guide as supervisor or joint supervisor. ?
 
Answer : you may choose your guide as Joint Supervisor only

Title : No Supervisor
11) Question : I have completed M.tech, now i am interested to register PHD , But i did not get concurrence from any supervisor, so am i eligible for Register PHD *full time*mode.?
 
Answer : sorry, without consent of a guide/supervisor your application form will be rejected

Title : Other state-course-equivalency
12) Question : I did my Postgraduation from universities outside Tamilnadu. I am currently residing outside Tamilnadu. Should i apply for Course Equivalency.?
 
Answer : If your course is already listed in the Annexure II (Full-time Regular Mode courses of the Universities)available in our website cfr.annauniv.edu, you need not apply for course equivalence. Otherwise you have to apply for course equivalency to the Director (Academic Courses), Anna University. Degrees obtained through distance/correspondence/week-end mode shall mandatorly apply for course equivalence.

Title : other state-part-time-Ph.D.
13) Question : Iam working in a private/Government company outside Tamilnadu I would like to apply for Part Time Ph.D. in Anna University. Pls advise - whether Iam eligible to apply, since Iam working in a private, manufacturing organization. ?
 
Answer : As per norms you are not eligible for Part-Time Ph.D. Regular faculty members working in self-financing engineering colleges affiliated to this university and the Regular employees of recognized R&D centre of this University are only eligible for part-time Ph.D. programme.

Title : Other University PG
14) Question : I did my M.Tech in Pondicherry university. Am i eligible to apply for Phd in Anna university In annexure i didnt see pondicherry university sir.?
 
Answer : Regular degrees obtained from Tamilnadu state established Universities, IITs, IISC,NITs and Central Universities need not apply for course equivalency.

Title : part-time Ph.D.
15) Question : I would like to join for the part time Phd program in Anna University. Currently I am Working as Lecturer in National Institute of Technology(NIT). So Kindly clarify my doubt. Kindly do the needfull.?
 
Answer : sorry you cannot do a part-time Ph.D. you are eligible only for full-time Ph.D

Title : part-time-full-time
16) Question : Please let me know If I apply now under full time category, will I be able to shift to part time mode later if needed ? or Is there any way through by which I can pursue Anna University phd under part time mode. I am willing to change job / profile for this sake.?
 
Answer : Ph.D. scholars may change their category once in his/her tenure subject to fulfilling norms and payment of necessary fee.

Title : PG-Final-Year-Student
17) Question : Im doing final year ME in Power Systems Engineering. Whether Im eligible to apply for Ph.D in this session??
 
Answer : final semester students of PG programme can also apply for Ph.D. programme. However, their selection will be with held till they submit their final semester mark sheet issued by the concerned controller of examinations.

Title : Ph.D. in Management Sciences
18) Question : I completed my post graduate diploma in management from business school, I would like to know whether i am eligible for PhD programme?
 
Answer : you need to apply for course equivalency to the Director (Academic Courses) of Anna University Chennai for eligibility

Title : Provisional not yet received
19) Question : I had completed my M.E programme during the year 2011-2013 I Havent got the provisional certificate or degree certificate. So Can i able to register without provisional certificate or degree certificate.?
 
Answer : you may apply with all semester marks lists,TC Certificate. as soon as you get your provisional certificate you may append it to the application at a later point of time. However your final admission is subject to submission of provisional/degree certificate.

Title : Supervisor for PhD
20) Question : if i apply full time mode Ph.D. is supervisor necessary or not. If part time mode ,Either candidate or supervisor should be working in R&D ?
 
Answer : whether it is Full-Time mode or Part-Time mode a supervisor is mandatory supervisor must be recognized by anna University, check with the list of recognized supervisors on the site cfr.annauniv.edu For part-time Ph.D. programme candidate should be working in affiliated colleges of Anna University or Anna University recognized R&D centres.

Title : supervisor from other labs across India
21) Question : I have completed m.Tech from Anna University Chennai and presently working as JRF at government R&D labs in New Delhi. I wish to apply for Ph.D in Anna University. My supervisor works at the same lab in Delhi and not a recognized supervisor of Anna University. I wanted to know what should be filled in supervisor recognition number, or should i choose a supervisor from the mentioned list. Please advice on the same. ?
 
Answer : Recognized supervisor working in the recognized department of this University shall only act as a supervisor. list of recognized supervisors with their addresses and he list of recognized department are given on the website cfr.annauniv.edu

Title : Supervisor-reg
22) Question : I am working in one private engineering college.i had doubt I had one supervisor who is a recognized supervisor of Erstwhile Anna universities of technology and He/She has supervisor reference No. Can i register under his guidance now.?
 
Answer : please check the recognized supervisors list on the site cfr.annauniv.edu under the supervisor link. For any supervisor (recognized by erstwhile AUTs and not recognized by Anna University Chennai) to take fresh candidates, they have to first get recognition number from Anna University chennai.

Title : syllabus for written test
23) Question : i want to prepare for ph.d written test,will u please let me know the syllabus?
 
Answer : your PG syllabus in general, and covering the syllabi involving related streams of study within the faculty.

Title : Temporary faculty of other Institutes
24) Question : I am working as temporary faculty in NIT Trichy . whether i am eligible to apply Ph.D in part time mode?
 
Answer : sorry you cannot do a part-time phd in anna university while being an employee of institutions not in the perview of anna university